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Rahm Emanuel

5 years
ago

Is This Rahm’s Rival for Mayor?

Alderman Scott Waguespack, a critic of Emanuel, says he wouldn’t run against him—but he leaves some wiggle room. Here are the legislator’s thoughts on what should change in Chicago’s leadership.

6 years
ago

The Definitive Rahm Dead Fish Tale, ‘Barry Obama,’ and More

Chris Sautter, who describes himself as Obama’s “first media consultant,” was in town this week. Our meeting came after Sautter’s name recently surfaced in one of the juicier parts of a new book I wrote about earlier this month…

7 years
ago

Can Rahm Emanuel Fix Chicago’s Problems?

THE NEW MAN ON FIVE: In his first few months as mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel has moved at breakneck speed to tackle long-neglected problems and drag a torpid bureaucracy into the 21st century. But the biggest battles lie ahead. Does he have what it takes to save the city?

8 years
ago

Did Rahm Emanuel Have a Role in O’Hare Expansion?

Yesterday, when lame-duck mayor Richard M. Daley finally got some of what he wanted in the building of a new runway and a new air traffic control tower at O’Hare, he got to take center stage. But people who follow city politics saw the hand of Rahm Emanuel, who has an old friend in Ray LaHood, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation…

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